6 new restaurants coming soon to Central Austin


A Cuban restaurant, an experimental cocktail bar, a Colombian coffee shop, a Goan restaurant, a new hotel bar and the first brick-and-mortar for an area food truck are slated to open in the coming months.


This traditional Cuban restaurant will open a new location this spring at 906 Congress Ave., Austin. Owner Iskander Gener left Cuba in 2008 and settled in Austin in 2010. He and his wife, Tuky, opened the first Cuba512 location in South Austin in 2015. 512-382-1022. www.cuba512.com

The Tipsy Alchemist

This Dallas-based cocktail bar will open this summer at 70 Rainey St., Ste. 200, Austin, in the luxury condo development 70 Rainey. It will feature a more casual patio with an outdoor stage for performances. www.thetipsyalchemist.com

Plaza Colombian Coffee

This cafe will open by early March at 3842 S. Congress Ave., Austin. The family-owned business will feature an in-house bakery, patio and drive-thru; it will serve coffee, tapas, beer and wine. 512-825-0738. www.plazacolombiancoffee.com

Vixen’s Wedding and Lefty’s Brick Bar

Vixen’s Wedding, a restaurant serving Portuguese and Goan—from the western Indian state of Goa—cuisine, and Lefty’s Brick Bar will open in May. Both will open at Arrive East Austin, a boutique hotel under development at 1813 E. Sixth St., Austin. The restaurants are a partnership between Arrive East Austin and husband-and-wife team Todd Duplechan and Jess Maher of local restaurant Lenoir. www.arrivehotels.com


This East Austin food trailer plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the fall at 1203 E. 11th St., Austin, the current site of its original food truck. The trailer will remain open during construction, serving food at 1110 E. 12th St., Austin. Paperboy also has a food trailer at Radio Coffee & Beer in South Austin. www.paperboyaustin.com

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Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.
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